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New scholarship opportunities

Our scholarship applications are due February 1, 2014. We have many scholarship opportunities available, look around and apply today.

 

 

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Custer County Foundation

403 South 9th

PO Box 304

Broken Bow, NE 68822

(308) 872-2232

 

General Scholarship Criteria

Deadline for all scholarships: February 1, 2014

For All Students in Custer County

For Broken Bow Students

For Anselmo-Merna Students

For Ansley Students

For Arnold Students

For Arnold and Stapleton Students

For Sargent Students

For College Students

For Non-Traditional Students

 

*Applications may be mailed or brought into the Foundation office. If mailed, envelopes must be postmarked on or before February 1, 2014.

*It is not necessary to put applications in any type of plastic binders.

*Multiple applications may be submitted in one envelope.

 


 

For All Students in Custer County

 

ALCC Scholarship Program

$4,000 - $1,000 each Year for a Child/Grandchild of Employee of ALCC to a 4-Year Nebraska School

$2,000 - $1,000 each Year for a Child/Grandchild of Employee at ALCC to a 2-Year Nebraska School

 

  • Must be a child/grandchild of an active Adams Land & Cattle Co. employee at the Broken Bow locations, who has worked a minimum of 90 days of employment w/ the company as of the annual deadline date for the scholarship.
  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Parent, grandparent or legal guardian must be on the Adams Land and Cattle Co payroll when award decisions are made. Stepchildren & legal wards are eligible if they are dependents & claimed on the Adams Land and Cattle co. employee's tax return or employee benefits plan.
  • Must be a high school senior who plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited college or university, for 2-year or 4-year. (Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.)
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester and submit grades.
  • Employment status is for initial eligibility only and not for ongoing payment of scholarship.
  • Scholarship will be paid in the second semester.
  • Student currently enrolled in college are ineligible to apply for the Adams Land and Cattle Co Scholarship Program.
  • Student must complete an essay describing their demonstrated leadership or significant involvment in school or civic organization.

Apply for this scholarship

 

Sam and Adaline Bailey Scholarship, $250

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County High School or a student resident in Custer county and attending a school in a contiguous county.
  • GPA of 3.0 or Higher
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Frank & Marjorie Bartak Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County High School
  • Must write an essay of approximately 500 words on "Freedom Isn't Free"
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Becton-Dickinson Scholarships.

(1) $1,000 for Technical Studies and (2) $1,000 for a 4 Year Degree

  • For Custer County High School seniors who are children of current B-D (Broken Bow facility) employees
  • Applicant must have a "C" average or above
  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership or significant involvement in school or civic organizations.
  • Two scholarships will be awarded for 4-year degree program
  • One scholarship will be awarded for technical degree
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Margaret Bradley Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Priority given to a current graduating senior at Sandhills High School, next priority given to a current graduating senior at Thedford High School.
  • If no qualified applicants from those schools, then must be a graduating senior from a high school in the Custer Public Power District Area.

 

Field of Study:  Lineman Program

Apply for this scholarship

 

 

 

Burger & Cruise Scholarship, (3) Three Scholarship at $500 each

  • Current graduating senior at any Custer County high school
  • Must be active in the community, school, church
  • Scholarship will be based on NEED over anything else
  • Three scholarships will be awarded

Apply for this scholarship

 

Hazelle Jacobsen Headley Cole Scholarship, (2) Two Scholarships at $1,000 each

  • Senior at a Custer County High School
  • Student residing in Custer County and attending a school in a contiguous county
  • GPA of 2.5 and rank in top 30% of class
  • Must be planning a career in education
  • Two scholarships will be awarded
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

DK Get Going Scholarship, $1,000

  • Current graduating senior at a Custer County public high school
  • Must be a resident of Custer County
  • Must enroll for full-time, post-secondary attendance at a Nebraska institution
  • Available for a 4-year or 2-year school (trade school, community college or university)
  • Financial need may be considered
  • 3.0 GPA required

Apply for this scholarship

 

 

 

Waleta L. Gies Memorial Scholarship, $250

  • Senior at a Custer County High School
  • Student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county
  • Field of study: Cosmetology
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Ernest & Harold Hyslop Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Senior at a Custer County High School
  • Student residing in Custer County, attending school in a contiguous county
  • May also be a Non-Traditional Student enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year degree program
  • Field of study: Not specified

Apply for this scholarship

 

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Broken Bow Lodge #119, (2) Two Scholarships at $2,000 each

  • Seniors students at a Custer County High School
  • Student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county
  • General studies students
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

KCNI-KBBN Radio Station Scholarship, $500

  • Field of study: broadcast journalism
  • Senior student at a Custer County High School
  • Student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

McMeen Physical Therapy Scholarship, (2) Two at $250 each

  • Must be a graduating senior from a high school in the following counties: Custer, Dawson, Valley, Rock, Loup, Blaine, Garfield, or Greeley.
  • Applicant may be a student currently enrolled in college & majoring in Physical Therapy.
  • Must specify in Biographical Narrative why you want to become a Physical Therapist.
  • Field of Study: Pre-Physical Therapy
  • GPA: 3.5

*Past recipients are eligible for reconsideration upon application.

Apply for this scholarship

 

Lucile A. Schmitz Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County High School or a student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county
  • Must be entering a 4-year degree program at a Nebraska institution
  • Must have a written recommendation from a Teacher in the Music Department or other music instructor
  • Field of Study: Music

Apply for this scholarship

 

Lorraine E. Still Scholarship, $300

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County High School or a student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county
  • Also available to any Freshman, Sophomore or Junior currently enrolled in a two or four year degree program
  • For a two or four year degree in Consumer and Family Science, Art Education or Nursing
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Roy & Dot Yanagida Scholarship, (2) Two at $500 each

  • Must be a graduating senior of a Custer County High School
  • Must have been employed at Grocery Kart for at least one full school year
  • Applicant must be in good standing with Manager of Grocery Kart.
  • Two scholarships will be awarded

Apply for this scholarship

 

Richard Zutavern Memorial Scholarship, $2,000

  • Must be a graduating senior at any Custer County High School
  • Preference to a student enrolling in a 2-year school, but not required.
  • Must be a well-rounded student..

Apply for this scholarship

 

For Broken Bow Seniors

1952 Football Team Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a student at Broken Bow High School or attending college having graduated from Broken Bow High School
  • Must have participated in school's football program at least senior year
  • Show financial need and may not be attending college on an athletic scholarship
  • Those attending 2-year trade school may also apply
  • Applicants may reapply during college/trade school years if doing well academically
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Adams Land and Cattle Co. Scholarships, (2) Two at $1,000 each

Must be a senior at a Broken Bow High School

One scholarship will be awarded to a student entering a 4-Year Nebraska school

One scholarship will be awarded to a student entering a 2-Year Nebraska school

  • Have a GPA of 3.0
  • Priority will be given to students planning to study Agriculture or Business
  • Student must describe in Biographical Narrative how they have demonstrated leadership or significant involvement in a school or civic organization
  • Scholarships will be paid the second semester of Freshman Year
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Russell Adams Jr. Memorial and Angenette Adams Scholarship, (2) Two at $250 each

  • Must be a senior at Broken Bow High School
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 and ranked in the top 30% of the class
  • Enter a 4-year degree program
  • Two scholarships will be awarded, one in each of the following: Agriculture, Business
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

 

ALCC Scholarship for Mid-Plains Community College - Broken Bow Campus, $1,000

  • Graduating Senior from Broken Bow High School
  • Priority given to students planning to study Agriculture or Business
  • Priority given to a Child/Grandchild of an ALCC employee
  • Must attend Mid-Plains Community College - Broken Bow Campus
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA

Apply for this scholarship

 

Dr. Jackson Bence Scholarship, $1,000

 

Broken Bow High School Scholarship, $250

 

Earnest M. Rains Memorial Scholarship, $500

 

Joe Jr. and Laura Cupl Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

 

Forsyth Family Scholarship for the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, (2) Two for $8,000; Hastings College, (1) One for $8,000

  • Must be a senior at Broken Bow High School
  • Must have a "B" or better average
  • Enter a 4-year degree program
  • Two $8,000 scholarships for the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • One $8,000 scholarship for Hastings College
  • Scholarship will be paid at $2,000 per year
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

 

Mary Hanke and Hazel Hanke-Daniel Scholarship, $1,000

 

Ivan & Helen Nelson Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at Broken Bow High School
  • Must be entering a 4-year or 2-year degree program at a Nebraska Institution.
  • Scholarship paid 2nd semester of freshman year after verifying a 3.0 GPA for the 1st semester.
  • Applicant MUST demonstrate Financial Need in the Biographical Narrative; financial need will be a critial selection factor.
  • Attendance at the Scholarship Ceremony will be REQUIRED in order to receive this scholarship.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 required.

Apply for this scholarship

 

Gene O'Brien Memorial Scholarship, $100

 

Harry and Lenora Richardson Scholarship, $1,000

 

Mark and Pat Russell Coaching Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a senior at Broken Bow High School
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have participated in 2 extra-curricular activities for at least 2 years (only one can be a sport)
  • For a 4-year degree in physical education with a coaching endorsement
  • $250 freshman year, and $250 junior year
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Dr. Howard and Maurine Stevens Scholarship, $750

  • Must be a senior at Broken Bow High School
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • For a 4-year degree program in education

 

Burrel and Anna Mae Taylor Family Scholarship, $250

  • Must be a senior at Broken Bow High School
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Demonstrate service, leadership, character and citizenship qualities as described in the National Honor Society membership.
  • Apply for this scholarship
  • Dick Towns Memorial Scholarship, $650
  • Must be a senior at Broken Bow High School
  • GPA Requirements 2.75 or above
  • Preferred candidate will be going into Ag-Business.
  • If no qualified Ag-Business applicants, then prefrence will go to either a boy wrestler who will wrestle in college OR a girl basketball player who will play basketball in college.
  • Scholarship is to be paid out in the Spring of Freshman Year
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Maxine Weldin Perpetual Scholarship, $500

 

  • Must have attended Broken Bow High School all 4 years
  • Have a 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Must have participated in two extra-curricular activities for at least 2 years (only one can be a sport)
  • For a 4-year degree at a Nebraska institution
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

For Anselmo-Merna Students

Bob Lewis Student Athlete Memorial Scholarship, $250

  • Must be a senior at Anselmo-Merna High School
  • Participates in Sports/Extra Curricular Activity
  • Demonstrates Leadership Qualities in Community
  • Apply for this scholarship

 


Verne and Helen Reynolds Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a senior at Anselmo-Merna High School
  • Must write a 250-word essay describing involvement in community and how the student will give back to the community after college
  • Field of Study: Not specified

Apply for this scholarship


Fred and Alice Werner Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at Anselmo-Merna High School
  • Have a GPA of 3.25 or be in the top 30% of the senior class
  • Enter a 4-year degree program in education or medicine
  • Apply for this scholarship
  • For Ansley Students

Ansley Memorial Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a senior at Ansley Public High School
  • Emphasis placed on individual who demonstrates strong work ethic
  • Must be entering a 2-year degree program only
  • Must be going to study a specific trade/skill

  • Financial need will be considered

  • Biographical Narrative must address why hard work is important in succeeding in life AND why the student would like to return to Custer County after college

  • A written "Thank You" note must be included with the scholarship application to show appreciatio for the scholarship opportunity.

Apply for this scholarship

For Arnold Students

Scott B. Cool Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at Arnold High School
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.75 for the first semester of college
  • Scholarship will be paid the second semester of the student's freshman year of college.
  • If this requirement is not met, the scholarship will go to the first alternate.
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

George and Bernice Halstead Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at Arnold High School
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • For a 2 or 4-year degree program
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

For Arnold and Stapleton Students

Adair and Mary Ellen Tunnell Memorial Scholarship, $500 for Stapleton; $500 for Arnold

  • Must be a senior at Arnold or Stapleton High School
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • For a 2 or 4 year degree program in Agriculture, Ag-Business, or Education
  • $500 for a Stapleton student
  • $500 for an Arnold student
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

For Sargent Students

Richard "Dick" and Mary A. Stone Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at Sargent High School

Apply for this scholarship

 

College Level Scholarships

Anselmo-Merna Undergraduate Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a full-time student who has completed three consecutive semesters of college
  • Must have a 3.0 college GPA
  • Must specify in biographical narrative your community service while in college
  • Must have graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School

Apply for this scholarship.

 

Custer County Home Extension Scholarship, $300

  • Must be a resident of Custer County
  • Third year or above student at a Nebraska post-secondary school
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Apply for this scholarship
  • Ernest & Harold Hyslop Memorial Scholarship, $ 1,000

  • Non-traditional student enrolled in a 2 or 4 year program.

  • Field of Study: Not Specified

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  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Custer County Undergraduate Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a full-time student who has completed three consecutive semesters of college
  • Must have a 3.5 college GPA
  • Must specify in biographical narrative your community service while in college
  • Must have graduated from a Custer County high school

Apply for this scholarship.

 

Margaret "Peggy" Hirsch Scholarship, $300

  • Must be a graduate of Broken Bow High School
  • Must be pursuing an Education Degree
  • Must be currently in college and entering sophomore, junior, or senior year
  • Scholarship will be paid in the Spring Semester.

Apply for this scholarship.

 

Dr. Duane Rice Memorial and Joanne Rice Scholarship, $1,000

  • Former graduate of Custer, Blaine, Thomas or Cherry County High School
  • Applicant has gained admittance into veterinary medicine program
  • (Or) if there is no qualified Vet Medical student, then a student
  • Entering junior year in Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

 

Jeanne M. Mohatt Memorial Scholarship, $1000

  • Former Broken Bow High School graduate
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited Nebraska university or college
  • For students entering their junior year of studies
  • Preference given to students in the following degree areas: Journalism, English, Political Science, or Education
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Lorraine E. Still Scholarship, $300

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County High School or a student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county
  • Also available to any Freshman, Sophomore or Junior currently enrolled in a two or four year degree program
  • For a two or four year degree in Consumer and Family Science, Art Education or Nursing
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Dr. Clyde and Ethelyn E. Wilcox Scholarship, $500

  • Graduate of a Custer County High School
  • GPA of 3.0 or above, upper 1/3 of class
  • Third year or above student of Medicine, Nursing, Journalism, Theatre, or Architecture
  • Apply for this scholarship

 

Non-Traditional Scholarships

The Custer County Foundation, Inc. will accept, at anytime, grant applications from non-traditional students who wish to pursue higher education through coursework at colleges, community colleges, tech schools, vocational schools or etc. The application will be reviewed and grants awarded to eligible students within two months of receipt. Scholarships are not intended for current year graduating students. Applicant must be a resident of Custer County.

 

Apply for this scholarship.